The rights and responsibilities of the parties are contained in the Fences Act.
Council will consider sharing the costs where the City of Ballarat is the freehold owner of the adjoining land. Council will consider sharing costs in accordance with the Fencing Act 1968 on the repair or replacement of adjoining fences.
For any queries on half cost fencing with land believed to be owned by Council, please contact Councils Property Department on 5320 5500
To determine ownership of adjoining property which is assumed to be privately owned, please download the Request for Property Owner Details for Fencing Purposes form and send the completed form to Customer Service by post to PO Box 655, Ballarat 3353 or in person to the Phoenix Building, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat.